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Moving between version control systems

As many people have expressed in their blogs after Bubulle’s initial rant, I am also joining the game :) Some weeks ago I decided to finally move my personal documents repository from CVS to SVN - Why SVN? Because I don’t need a distributed system, I am the only person with write (or read) access to it… Besides, I’m too lazy - The one feature that made me start using SVN and not any other system is that you can use it just as if it were CVS, but without the ridiculous constraint placed by just integrating many individual files instead of managing the whole beast as a repository. I had a problem, though, that made me lose good part of an evening - I think it might be related to #333105, but I’m not sure: I converted my repository using cvs2svn, which saved all my five years worth of commit history (whee!), grouping commits that seemed to belong together in single SVN transactions (whee!!)… But binary files were all corrupted. To make things worse, I didn’t notice this until I had to present a talk in Peru - and my laptop’s working copy was severely FUBAR. Well… I managed to give my talk - And yesterday I finally decided to restore sanity to my life, reviving my doc_gwolf SVN tree. The stupid steps?

Phew :-/


floh 2005-12-15 14:09:34

RE: Moving between version control systems

you probably forgot setting the binary files -kb ;)